‘Australia also benefit from their conditions’ Yousuf defends Pindi pitch

KARACHI: Pakistan’s batting consultant Mohammad Yousuf has come into the defence of the slow pitch of the Pindi Stadium for the first Test between Pakistan and Australia.

Yousuf, while talking to the media here ahead of the second Test between the two sides, said Australians also benefit from their conditions.

“I was happy to see Pakistan batting in Rawalpindi Test. Australia also benefit from their conditions,” he said.

The batting consultant further shared his views on the slow nature of the pitch and claimed the insufficient sunlight affected the pitch.

“Pindi’s wicket was acting strangely since it didn’t get enough sunshine. This was also due to using a heavy roll on the wicket,” he opined.

“However, I am hopeful that Karachi’s wicket will be able to produce a result,” he added.

Yousuf then also praised the top-performers with the bat for Pakistan Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, and Abdullah Shafique, also termed the latter as the next big thing.

“Azhar, Imam, and Abdullah played brilliantly. Abdullah’s future is bright,” he said.

Yousuf then went on to express his desire for the players to perform well in the away matches as well.

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